Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Different forms of mankind’s creation

Quran Chapter 22  5a (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2090) درس قرآن

Different forms of mankind’s creation

Chapter Hajj” – (The Pilgrimage) – 22

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)


يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِن كُنتُمْ فِى رَيْبٍ مِّنَٱلْبَعْثِ فَإِنَّا خَلَقْنَٰكُم مِّن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ عَلَقَةٍ ثُمَّ مِن مُّضْغَةٍ مُّخَلَّقَةٍ وَغَيْرِ مُخَلَّقَةٍ لِّنُبَيِّنَ لَكُمْ وَنُقِرُّ فِى ٱلْأَرْحَامِ مَا نَشَآءُ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ثُمَّ نُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا ثُمَّ لِتَبْلُغُوٓا۟ أَشُدَّكُمْوَمِنكُم مَّن يُتَوَفَّىٰ وَمِنكُم مَّن يُرَدُّ إِلَىٰٓ أَرْذَلِ ٱلْعُمُرِ لِكَيْلَا يَعْلَمَ مِنۢ بَعْدِ عِلْمٍ شَيْـًٔا وَتَرَى ٱلْأَرْضَ هَامِدَةً فَإِذَآ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْهَا ٱلْمَآءَ ٱهْتَزَّتْ وَرَبَتْ وَأَنۢبَتَتْ مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍۭ بَهِيجٍ 5


5a.  O mankind! if ye are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then lo! We have created you from dust, then from a drop of seed, then from a clot, then from a little lump of flesh shapely and shapeless, that We may make (it) clear for you. 5a.  Yaaa-‘ayyuhan-naasu  ‘in  kuntum  fii  raybim-minal- Ba’-si  fa-‘inNaa  khalaqNaakum-min-  turaabin  summa  min-nutfatin  summa  min-‘alaqatin  summa  mim-muzgatim-mukhallaqa-tinw-wa  gayri  mu-khallaqatilli-Nubayyina  lakum.




Ba’-si – (the Resurrection, a rising again, revival from the grave, the future state), the meanings of this word should impress on the mind thoroughly. Without having belief in it; a mankind cannot become a mankind.


Mukhallaqa-tin – (shapely a little lump of flesh), gayri  mu-khallaqatin – (shapeless a little lump of flesh), these both words are “the passive participle” from the word “takhliiq”, which has been derived from khalaqa. Khalaqa means “to create, to give shape, to form”.


The people, who deny the commandments of Allaah Almighty, have been involved in various misunderstandings. They do not have knowledge but consider that they know everything and understand the matters of own benefits very well. But in fact they understand nothing. The person who did not understand even Allaah Almighty and His Commandments, verily he did not understand the life and its aim. And without understanding these both things, knowing other things is useless and waste of time. The people of this nature are disciples of Satan who will cast them in the Hell along with himself.


It has been caused to know the people in this verse that as far as the human being will not believe in the life after death, he will not be able to become a real mankind. He should understand it that the birth of human being comes into being from the dust. From the collection of its different ingredients, a drop of seed is produced which is changed in the form of congealed blood. Then this blood becomes a little lump of flesh, which; in the beginning; has no any particular form. After that; gradually it comes in a proper form.


Allaah Almighty commands: Purpose of describing this all is that the mankind should know the Divine Power’s extent of Allaah Almighty. Entire ingredients of mankind’s body are acquired from the dust. And then by changing the circumstances of its collection, skeleton of human being is made ready at last. And these changing are according to established orders.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).